As was reported in the NY Times on 24 December, Coca-Cola and Pepsico received special exemptions to sell their soft drinks to several embargoed countries such as Iran and Sudan, although they are sanctioned as sponsors of state terrorism. The dubious exemptions were obtained under an "Agricultural Humanitarian Aid" provision in the law. By obtaining these exemptions, Coca-Cola and Pepsico indirectly support terrorism.
Dr Pepper Snapple does not appear on the list of companies that obtained exemptions and therefore appear to be fully complying with the letter and intent of the sanctions. Dr Pepper Snapple may wish to make it known to the American public that they have acted honorably and have not pursued business in countries supporting terrorism. Patriotic Americans who support the fight against terrorism and enjoy soft drinks might wish to buy Dr Pepper Snapple soft drinks and avoid Coca-Cola and Pepsico products. My household has already taken this step.